Email from the Office of the Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Services is closely monitoring an increase in spam and phishing attacks. Remember to treat unsolicited job opportunities, gift card requests, fund transfer requests, special offers and unexpected email attachments with skepticism. Even if a message appears to come from a trusted individual, be mindful of language or addresses used in the message, and be suspicious if they don't match what you typically receive from the individual. If you receive any email message that has a suspicious attachment or asks you to take a questionable action, please report the message to ITS via email at abuse@memphis.edu.

For assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk by phoning 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu or visiting umhelpdesk.memphis.edu.

Email from Police Services regarding Weather Safety

Severe weather can be a concern as it was recently affecting the entire region. Individuals should make their decisions to travel to campus based on personal safety and according to their proximity and location, especially those traveling from rural areas. We understand that some may encounter travel difficulties, and the Provost has asked faculty to be considerate of students who determine they are unable to come to campus due to weather conditions.

Because winter weather can affect the University's ability to open, we would like to remind everyone that the LiveSafe app is the University's real-time alert system to keep students, faculty and staff informed of critical information. You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones. Download instructions can be accessed at https://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or https://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf.

Information concerning campus conditions due to weather is also available at https://www.memphis.edu, by calling 901-678-0888, by checking local media outlets and following @UofMemphis on Twitter.